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Oyo Secures N31.14 Billion World Bank Loan for Flood Management

The World Bank has approved a loan package of N31.14 billion (US $200 million) credit facility for Nigeria to improve Oyo State's disaster risk management capabilities. The facility is expected to strengthen community-based resilience capacity, and provide support for risk [...]

June 20, 2014 Economy

Coca Cola Encourages Active Healthy Living

Coca Cola Nigeria held a workshop for health correspondence recently, during which it encouraged Nigerians to imbibe active healthy lifestyle as a way out of the increasing rate of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country. At the workshop was, [...]

June 20, 2014 Health issues

Lagos to give 100 patients free surgery in 9 days

The Lagos State government, through its Ministry of Health, in partnership with Rotary International District 9110 and American-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Alliance for Smile, is set to give no fewer than 100 patients with cleft lip a reconstructive surgery. [...]

June 20, 2014 Health issues

Users relieve shopping experience on online shopping

The Managing Director of TradeStable, Andrew Hall, has expressed his excitement over the huge patronage of his online shop, by Nigerians. He noted that his company has been earning the confidence of shoppers in Nigeria which he attributed to [...]

June 20, 2014 Business

60-year-old woman gives birth in Lagos …After 31-year wait

A 60 year-old woman, Mrs Christy Omolara Irurhe, was, on Monday, delivered of a baby girl in a Lagos hospital. Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune in the course of a visit, she described the pregnancy and birth as a miracle. [...]

June 20, 2014 Health issues

iPhone 5s Lands In Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria has announced the official launch of the iPhone 5s with 12-month warranty and a trade-in offer that will allow Etisalat customers exchange their iPhone 5s devices for the yet to be released iPhone 6. The iPhone 5s was [...]

June 20, 2014 Technology, Telecomms

PwC has cosy news for local tourism

For the first time since 2009, the South African hospitality industry demonstrated good growth last year. And despite the economic headwinds, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts the sector will grow more in the next five years. The 2014 to 2018 hospitality outlook [...]

June 20, 2014 Economy

Stakeholders Support Youth Agripreneur Initiative to End Unemployment

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, has called for entrepreneurial skills development for profitable agriculture and agribusiness enterprises among African youth. Just as the Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN), with the African Development Bank, Chiji Ojukwu, [...]

June 20, 2014 Economy, Employment

British Airways acquires 72 aircraft to boost operations in Africa

The British Airways (BA) airline has disclosed that it planned to acquire 72 new aircraft, to boost its flight operations in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Speaking at a briefing in Lagos on Thursday,  Kola Olayinka, BA Country Commercial Manager for [...]

June 20, 2014 Economy, Technology

Oando’s production jumps to 50,000 barrels per day

With the green light now given by the Federal Government, Oando plc, Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy group listed on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, is poised to seal the acquisition of the Nigerian assets of United States oil [...]

June 20, 2014 Economy

India now largest buyer of Nigeria’s crude

Nigeria may not be feeling the pinch of United States’ decision to dump the country as a major supplier of crude oil, as India has since stepped in as a replacement. The Coordinator, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Nigerian National Petroleum [...]

June 20, 2014 Business, Oil & Gas

Hijab Banning In Lagos Schools

Muslim Students stormed the Lagos State Governor's office. Mr. Babatunde Fashola protest the claimed banning of Muslim students from putting on Hijab in public schools, stating it's a victimisation of their religion. “Imagine a JSS one student of Kadara Junior [...]

June 19, 2014 General

Nigerian Independence according to elders

This talks to the Nigerians who were there at the Nigera Independence in 1960 – and also asks, what was this all about… along with what went wrong. “On Oct 1st 1960 I was still a student at Government College [...]

June 19, 2014 General, Government and politics

The Nigerian Singer Iyanya reveals all

Iyanya, is a famous Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter, as well as performer most widely known for winning the 2008 MTN Project Fame West Africa and for his song “Kukere”. He's the co-owner of Made Men Music Group, a record [...]

June 19, 2014 General, Nollywood

Interview with Beautiful Donna Diva

Donna Diva is acknowledged for her energetic performance, outrageous outfits as well as enthusiasm for exceptional Afro-Dance music. Hot and smooth talker, Donna Diva, is definitely an interviewer’s delight. The music artiste said to reporters, about her video entitled Gaga, [...]

June 19, 2014 General, Nollywood

Nigeria’s condition since Independence

Searching for Nigeria to become an industrialised economy having high sustainable development rates has become the preoccupation of each administration that has piloted the relationships of the nation since right after independence. Yet amongst of these challenges for sustainable development [...]

June 19, 2014 General

FG will Complete Remodelling of Airports

The supervising Minister of Aviation, Samuel Ortom, has assured Nigerians of the completion of all projects initiated in the remodelling programme of the four international airports. Ortom told journalists after inspecting the ongoing Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, that the [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

Diaspora Nigerians contribute over 70% in growing China economy

Coordinator of Good Governance Initiative (GGI) and CEO, Blue Diamond Logistics, China, Mr. Festus Uzoma Mbisiogu has disclosed that Nigerian businessmen in China contribute over 70 per cent of China’s growing economy.  He also said that the Nigerian businessmen in [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

Nigeria improves on social progress index

The country has improved its ranking on the Social Progress Index 2014 as result of what the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria attributed to the regulatory reforms and increased competitiveness as a means to better the livelihoods of the citizens. [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

Nigeria to benefit from 700m Euro Dutch Fund

NIGERIA is one of the countries to benefit from the Netherlands’ 700million euro Growth Fund to be launched next month, the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, has said.    The decision to include Nigeria [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

FG approves Oando’s acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ $1.65bn assets

The Federal Government has finally approved the acquisition of the Nigerian upstream oil and gas business of ConocoPhillips by Oando Energy Resources Incorporated for a total cash consideration of $1.65bn subject to customary adjustments. Oando announced in a statement on [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

‘Economy attracted N28tn private investment in four years’

A total of N28tn was invested in the Nigerian economy by the private sector between 2010 and 2013. The amount is over 100 per cent more than the Federal Government’s target of N13tn for the period. The Minister of Information, [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

Amosun: Fix Ojodu-Abiodun Road

 Residents in the Ojodu-Abiodun area of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State can no longer cope with the hardship they go through daily due to the deplorable state of the major road connecting the communities around. Ever since a [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

International money transfers must be in naira —CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has unveiled guidelines to regulate international money transfer services in the country. The 19-page document, posted on the central bank website on Wednesday, is meant to ensure that money transfer services companies, agents, banks, and [...]

June 19, 2014 Economy

Emefiele: GDP Rebasing to Support Nigeria’s Vision 20:2020

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said the recent rebasing of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) will support its quest to be among the top 20 nations by 2020. According to Emefiele, the exercise [...]

June 19, 2014 Business, Economy

How To Start A Gym Business in Nigeria

There are many in Nigeria who go to the gym everyday to workout and keep physically fit. This rising trend has many advantages, particularly when you think about the concept of starting a fitness and health business. Nigerians are aware [...]

June 18, 2014 Business

Heritage Bank Unveils Agric Scheme for Youths

Heritage Bank Limited said it has launched an initiative aimed at making Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture. The bank in a statement noted that the agricultural sector is crucial to economic growth. According to Heritage Bank, it had gone into [...]

June 18, 2014 Economy

CBN begins process of blacklisting bad bank borrowers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is again in the process of blacklisting bad bank borrowers, making good the governor, Godwin Emefiele’s determination to go hard on habitual bank debtors and making it difficult for them to access credit anywhere [...]

June 18, 2014 Business

Stakeholders List Ways to Attract Retail Investors to Stock Market

Stakeholders have said the resolution of past cases, intensive education and enlightenment are some of the factors that will encourage retail investors to return to the Nigerian stock market. Since the 2008 market downturn,which led to losses by many investors, [...]

June 18, 2014 Business

Nigeria Records Improvement in Social Progress Index

Nigeria improved its ranking on the Social Progress Index 2014, a report by the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) showed yesterday. This was as a result of regulatory reforms and increased competitiveness as a means to better livelihoods for [...]

June 18, 2014 Economy